Thought of the Week

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant! (Robert Lewis Stevenson)

Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam Family Ceilidh

Announcing the Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam Family Ceilidh
An evening of Scottish Dancing for all the family.  No experience necessary!
Saturday 5th November at West Island School (3rd Floor) from 6:00 – 9:30pm.Emmanuel Church - Pokfulam Family Ceilidh (scottish Dancing) Sat 5 Nov 2011Tickets including food
Adults HK$250
Children HK$100

Programme
6:00 – 6:30 Dancing
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 9:30 Dancing

Tickets should be purchased in advance by 1st November 2011
Please send cheque payable to:
St John’s Cathedral
c/o Karen Carmichael
7th Floor, Block 43 Baguio Villas
550 Victoria Road
Pokfulam

For further information please call Karen Karen Carmichael
Tel: 9315 1942

Thought for the Week

“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” – Garrison Keillor 

Stewardship Campaign Dinner

Not long now before the launch of Emmanuel’s Stewardship Campaign and Dinner!

Talent, Time, Treasure and Terrestrial Care, Stewardship Graphic by jnshaumeyer developed for St. Matthew's UMC Bowie, Maryland USA
Stewardship - sharing our time, our talents, and our financial resources.

Everyone on Emmanuel’s mailing list will have received an invitation to attend our Stewardship Dinner and Campaign Launch.

This is a reminder to everyone that the Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam Stewardship Program will start with a Campaign Dinner on Friday 23rd September in the VIP suite, Podium Level 6, L’hotel Island South,  55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.  The Archbishop of Hong Kong, Dr Paul Kwong, will give the keynote address.

Click here for directions to the L’hotel Island South in Aberdeen.

The start of a new Stewardship Campaign is always a very significant event in the life of any church community and I hope you will do your utmost to support Emmanuel by being present on the night.  If you have not yet received your invitation then let me know and I will make sure you get one.

To help with planning and catering, please RSVP by Saturday 16th September.

Please remember the Stewardship Campaign in your prayers over the coming days.

[See also the sermon: Our journey toward generosity is our own personal value statement.

I invite you to take this journey of spiritual growth and generously support our new Stewardship and Planned Giving Campaign.  For generosity, like faith itself, begins in the depth of our souls.

Regular worshippers at Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam can now complete the Gift’s and Talents form online and can download here a Planned Giving Banker’s Order form to give as the grace of God guides you to.]

Fr Nigel

Thought for the Week

Choose to love rather than hate,
Choose to smile rather than frown,
Choose to build rather than destroy,
Choose to  persevere rather than quit,
Choose to praise rather than gossip,
Choose to heal rather than wound,
Choose to give rather than grasp,
Choose to go rather than delay,
Choose to forgive rather than curse,
Choose to pray rather than despair.
(Anon)